Developing Professional Competencies with an Emphasis on Cultural Competency
This session will describe the journey of developing and implementing professional competencies in a regulatory context with an emphasis on cultural competence. Information will be presented from the occupational therapy boards of New Zealand and Australia. Each presentation will identify the catalyst for focusing on cultural competence of the jurisdictions and look at how competencies have been developed for regulatory use. The presenters will describe where they are on the journey and conclude with a view of the next steps. The session will have particular application for regulators who require registrants to demonstrate competence in delivering safe health services.
Originally presented: January 2020
Julie Brayshaw, Board Chair, Occupational Therapy Board of Australia
Andrew Charnock, CEO and Registrar, The Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand